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A first-person perspective submarine game where the object is to sink the enemy fleet or submarine while protecting your own fleet. Two players can play competively, each trying to sink the other's fleet or sub.

Fire One! was produced by Exidy in 1979.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Fire One! was produced include: Football, Score, Attack (Exidy), Car Polo, Circus, Star Fire II, Side Trak, Rip Cord, Kreepy Krawlers, and Crash


Name Fire One!
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1979
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7809
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Steering: X Yoke with two buttons - Dive/Surface|Fire
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Fire One! Side Art Image
PCB Fire One! PCB Image

Game Play

Each player's half of the screen is sub-divided into three sections. The top of the screen shows a sonar view that is basically an overhead view of the entire playfield which shows the location of all the ships. The screen's center shows the player's available torpedoes. As each torpedo is fired, it is grayed-out and then turns red when the tube is reloaded. The bottom part of the screen shows the view out of the periscope. By pressing the Dive button, the bottom view blanks out (because the sub is underwater) and the player is able to move more rapidly to a different area of the playfield, then resurface.

The object of the game is to either sink the enemy fleet or the enemy submarine. The game is divided into "battles", each of which ends when either one fleet has been destroyed or one of the subs has been sunk. Then, players receive points based on the tonnage thay they have sunk. The game is timed, but dropping in additional quarters will buy more time. The difficulty selection is automatic; the better a person plays, the more difficult the game becomes.

Fire One! KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.83 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.40

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet has a vertical divider allowing each player to only see their half of the video screen, although an onlooker standing behind the game could see both sides.


When playing a one-player game, the opposite screen displays the computer's view of the game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Fire One! Census

There are 14,912 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Fire One! collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Fire One! circuit board set.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The game uses a Z-80 CPU. A DIP switch allows the operator to set time per quarter, bonuses, and sound during attract mode.


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 77; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 77; Color photo

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